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What MS Certs can you use A+ N+ against

Discussion in 'Network+' started by Spilly, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Spilly

    Spilly Kilobyte Poster

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    What MS Certs can you use A+ & N+ against.

    I've tried to work it out but I'm just getting more confused.

    Do these count as an elective for some MS cert???

    Just looking for a short cut to more certs on the C.V.
     
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  2. r.h.lee

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    Spilly,

    The CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications count as an elective for the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) on Windows 2003 certification.

    Source:
    1. MCSA on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Certification Requirements - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/windows2003/default.mspx
     
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  3. Spilly

    Spilly Kilobyte Poster

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    So just to clarify to get MCSA on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Certification I just need to get to 2 core MS exams if I've already got A+ & N+ ?
     
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  4. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    A+/N+ counts as one MCP in the eyes of Microsoft, so you need another three.
     
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  5. r.h.lee

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    Spilly,

    No, that is not correct. In order to earn the MCSA 2003 certification you need to take and pass:
    1. Networking System
      • 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment.
      • 70-291: Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
    2. Client Operating System
      • 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR
      • 70-210: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    3. Elective
      • Waived by CompTIA A+ & CompTIA Network+

    So above and beyond the exams to become CompTIA A+ & CompTIA Network+ certified, you will need at least 3 Microsoft exams to become a MCSA 2003.

    I hope this helps.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    That terminology is incorrect. The term "MCP" should not be confused with the term "exam"; the A+/N+ combo does not grant you the MCP certification. It merely satisifes the elective requirement for the MCSA certification.
     
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  7. Spilly

    Spilly Kilobyte Poster

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    So i would neeed 70-290 and 70-291

    and 70-270 or 70-210

    Thats 3 MS certs

    Elective I would already have with A+ & N+
     
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  8. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Michael is correct. For example if you have 70-270, 290,291 and A+, N+ you are an MCSA

    Meaning that to become an MCSA you require 3 core exams and an elective. Core exams being 270,290,291 and elective would be A+ and N+ together. A+ and N+ together only count as 1 elective exam completed.

    Hopefully this clears things up for you.
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Yes - Prof's got it right. A client exam (210 or 270), plus the first two server exams (290 and 291), plus an elective (A+/N+ combo) will get you the MCSA.
     
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  10. JonnyMX

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    You know what I mean...

    :rolleyes: :biggrin
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    I do... but others, especially newbies, may not. 8) That's how (accidental) misinformation spreads, my friend!
     
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  12. Neil

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    Thanks alot for clearing that up guys. I was just thinking about that. So the A+ & N+ combo enables you to become MCSA certified by passing 3 of the MCSA exams instead of 4......that's real neat. Thanks again guys.
     
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  13. noel123ie

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    Hi

    I work in 1 level support at the moment

    Im concerned that if i do the net+/a+ then ill be still here in one year but if i do mcsa(either taught or self-learning il be much better placed)

    I can also do MCITP: Enterprise Administrator over 1 year

    Thanks a mill for help
    Noel
     
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  14. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Come back to your original thread Noel - click here

    By keeping all your information (such as you're 1st line support) in one place we can advise you better.

    Qs
     
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